SteemSTEM Distilled #26

4년 전

Welcome to the 26th issue of SteemSTEM Distilled, a curation effort by the members of the @steemstem team.

SteemSTEM is a community driven project which seeks to promote well-written and informative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics posts on Steemit. The project involves curating STEM-related posts through upvoting, resteeming, offering constructive feedback, supporting scientific contests, and other related activities.

For more details, a recent update on the steemSTEM can be found here, and a not so recent one there. Moreover, if you ask yourself about what it means to be part of steemSTEM, please check here.

Our team scours the platform for original and quality content.

After working through thousands (literally!) of STEM-related posts and upvoting more than 150 that we deemed to be worthy, we proudly present you our top 8 handpicked choices for this Thursday-Sunday period.


The Van Allen Belts: Rings of radiation high above our heads

An elaborate explanation on our planet's magnetic field and radiation by @proteus-h. Do you know what the Van Allen Belts are? What makes them and why are they "dangerous" for spacecraft? Read on to find out.

My Biologist's Adventure #15 | Did You Know, What Causes Aging ?

@zouxx takes us on a tour of the biology of aging. What happens on a DNA level when our body cannot fight time anymore? All this is presented in a step-by-step post you shouldn't miss.


The Bubonic Plague, the most terrible disease in history

Black death, the bubonic plague that has taken millions of lives. Follow @oscarcc89 as he talks about the history and spread of the disease that has not stop killing yet.

Dark DNA and Vestigial Organs: How They Prove the Theory of Evolution

Decoding the human genome is a hard task. As scientists started studying dark DNA and vestigial organs (DNA and organs that are slowly becoming obsolete), they have come to confirm the theory of evolution. Read @commierad's post to get a better idea.


Pathogens on planes: Does air travel make you sick?

You may have heard how it's easy to catch an illness on an airplane because everyone is enclosed in a tight space with hundreds of other people. Does this hold any truth? Read @tking77798's post to find out!

The First Physically Mapped Human Gene

A funny and very interesting post by @alexander.alexis about James Gusella and how he discovered the genetic basis for Huntington's Disease.


The design of: A Biosensor for glucose detection

Ever wanted to make your very own DIY glucose biosensor? Probably not, but better read this post by @clausewitz if you ever decide to build one!

Challenges To Our Understanding Of How The Universe Was Formed: New Origins

The Big Bang theory is today the prevailing theory explaining how our universe came to me, expanding from a very high-density and high-temperature state. Read the latest post by @mike11 to learn more about our current understanding of how the universe was formed.

A few words about the nomination process

For the sake of transparency we feel we need to clarify how our nomination process works; each issue is compiled by certain members of the SteemSTEM community. This week's editorial team was comprised of @ruth-girl, @trumpman and @lemouth.

The editorial team chooses their favorite posts for the week and each issue is the result of their joined effort. In order to keep the process fair, posts written by the editorial team are excluded from the nomination process.

Don't be discouraged if you didn't make it on this issue. The competition is harsh and there is always a next time :) In the meantime, you may wish to check these guidelines for extra tips on how your writing can be more effective.

Authors That Received a Curie Upvote by the SteemSTEM Team

In the same spirit of being transparent about our actions that are now supported by @curie, we will release every week a list of authors who have caught the attention of the @steemstem curation team.

If you want to discuss this with us, please do not hesitate to join the steemSTEM discord server or to follow our curation trail (just ask us for more information on the chat for details).

From February 4 to February 11, we rewarded 186 different authors who have written a total of 296 different articles. The authors who received both a @steemstem and a @curie vote that week are:

@aamin, @abigail-dantes, @afifa, @ajpacheco1610, @akeelsingh, @alexaivytorres, @alexander.alexis, @alien.nation, @altherion, @amavi, @amity123, @anibalmdz, @anyes2013, @arrjey, @asmr-austria, @autinf, @aximot, @azabache900, @azulear, @bape682, @barton26, @benedicta, @bikkichhantyal, @biomanu, @casweeney, @charlescarter, @churchboy, @clausewitz, @co-co, @craftamap, @crazy-daisy, @cuarzo05, @damzxyno, @dandymee, @darkiche, @dedicatedguy, @dexterdev, @djredimi2, @doctorcro, @drifter1, @drkomoo, @drookyn, @dysfunctional, @egotheist, @ejrangel, @electronv, @eleonardo, @eliaschess333, @ememovic, @emiliomoron, @emmaculate, @enzor, @ethandsmith, @eurogee, @exercisinghealth, @fancybrothers, @filotasriza3, @florae, @fragmentarion, @frankjavier, @fredrikaa, @gexi, @gokhan83kurt, @gra, @gtan, @habracho, @hadji,, @hboi, @henrychidiebere, @heutegelernt, @highonthehog, @himal, @hogarcosmico, @holothewise, @humanduck, @iamshaly, @ideas-abstractas, @illuminatus, @infinitelearning, @jajdgenius, @jc21.ramos, @jeebee0331, @jennifer.jimenez, @jepper, @jlmol7, @josalarcon2, @joseleogon, @josevbc, @jsxchemistry, @juanjdiaz89, @katerinaramm, @kaydee, @kedi, @keephy, @komichian, @ksolymosi, @laylahsophia, @leczy, @lefactuoscope, @lesshorrible, @marvel1206, @marverick984, @masterwu, @mayowadavid, @mayrie28, @mcw, @mdosev, @mes, @migueldavidor, @mountain.phil28, @mountainwashere, @munawar1235, @muphy, @mystifact, @natachayacinthe1, @nedspeaks, @neyi24, @nicotinamina, @noble-noah, @noirac, @nonationnoborder, @obvious, @olayiwola, @ollitheone, @oluwabori, @oluwoleolaide, @osita21, @pacheco05, @pangoli, @pearlumie, @polaleye50, @privacybydesign, @proteus-h, @rharphelle, @rilc0n, @robotics101, @rocking-dave, @rossanavictora, @rscalabrini, @rudee, @salihuhassan, @samminator, @sarrie, @scienceangel, @security101, @sergejkarkarov, @sese317j, @sheglow, @shodiya, @simplifylife, @siniy, @smashedturtle, @smurfette, @snackaholic, @st3llar, @stefanofiori, @stevendion, @svemirac, @sward, @targodan, @tensor, @terrylovejoy, @teutonium, @tfcoates, @theaustrianguy, @thedrewtrott, @thequantumknight, @thinkingmind, @three-d, @tkappa, @tngflx, @tomastonyperez, @turpsy, @ugonma, @underpants, @uzochukwu, @valth, @vannour, @vinamra, @whentone, @whileponderin, @wilians, @wisdomdavid, @xaydtrips, @ydavgonzalez, @ysabelbencomo, @zmijavci, @zouxx

All curation rewards earned will be used to fund @steemstem project functioning and activities.

See you all next Thursday!

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From February 4 to February 11, we rewarded 186 different authors who have written a total of 296 different articles.

This is a new record! ^^

Thanks to all our 186 contributors (and we have actually voted in total 218 unique authors that week in total, which is a record too)


This is UNREAL!!! I don't know how you guys do what you do!!! Respect and gratitude for all the constant support we receive on our posts!!


We are at the limit of what we can humanly do, believe me :D


We need roBOTs hehehe xD xD


No, we don't :D


Sorry my bad!! Who need robots when we have superhumans ;) :P


Butts and boobies

Congratulations to every author that made it to this week's steemSTEM distilled.
P.S: a particular statement here piqued me

Don't be discouraged if you didn't make it on this issue. The competition is harsh and there is always a next time :)

This is a very righteous statement.

Special thanks to the management of steemsteem, and to the editorial team for the week: @lemouth @ruth-girl and @trumpman more grace


Actually, my name should not be there... I only computed the stats :p


Stats are the basis of humanity :O


Nowadays they truly are... :)

Thank You @steemstem for help me and the #steemstem community.. thank you very much :)

SteemSTEM is the best tag I’ve known so far. I go through the tags and see so many quality content and I’m so proud and honored to be a member of the community that encourages quality.
Thank you @steemstem and the team!


Thanks to you as well!

A special thanks to the steemstem curator team @ruth-girl, @trumpman and @lemouth and the entire steemstem community for their selfless service in making the community grow, i pray for you guyz to remain blessed.
congratulations to all the winners.


You are very welcome my friend!

I love it when I get mentioned in the Distilled post. Every time. :P ♥ <3


And we love reading you... every time :)

The competition was too harsh indeed. Someone like me already got discouraged after dropping two 2018 scientific breaking report yet no curation 🙁☹️🙁🤾
Already thinking of changing my focus lol


There are also several reasons for not getting an upvote: your post does not comply with our guidelines, or we just missed it (we are humans, curate everything manually and the flow of posts is just huge). For more information, please contact our curating team on discord. They may guide you

your idea is good. you are really great.

Good work,very interesting post.

Nice informations thank you

This is a very commendable initiative. Thanks to @steemstem.

Nice post
Please help vote me

Congratulations to the Authors.
I am grateful to steemstem community for the great work that's being done here, and thanks to the Editorial team.

Great research

You know it hurts as a newbie when I brainstorm and write up good posts and get just one upvote. We need this @steemstem. I'll follow this up


We cannot guarantee to find all the posts. We are curating everything manually and by virtue of the flow, it is easy to miss posts.


yes I know. But thanks for your effort though

well done , keep up the good work

  ·  4년 전

Congratulations to the authors! I read and upvoted some last week, now I will read those I missed 👍

nice follow you and vote upvote holeee thanks.

you age because as you get older your body creates cells at a slower rate as cells die in a process called apoptosis

This is the first time I made into list.
Thanks steemstem curation team. :D


you are welcome!

Nice topics and discussions across science and the technological space. @steemstem giving value for indepth study and great writing. Very nice.


This is our goal, indeed!

Excellent many interesting topics, thanks for the support.

congratulation to all the receivers

Thanks for the continuous support.


you are welcome!

Hey..I had to study this Steem pictograph. I went to college for chemical engineering. I'm loving it because it keeps the Steem Platform a step above Fb. Guess I can say, Steem is the Social media for Adults and a more informed mind set. Just thinking out loud. I followed a couple links. Learning has always been a passion of mine. Thanks!.. Steemin' on...H

I understand how much hard effort it will take to review and reward the deserving people. You are doing a great work.

Congratulations to all the authors who contributed to steemSTEM project. Continue your good work. :)


We will, believe me :)

Thankyou,upvote me okey...

Well this is an incredible development
I sure it will further ignite the spirit of writing in writers in this field
However , I wrote a very detailed post few days ago on the working principle of an air conditioning system but haven't really seen steemSTEM visiting
May be I did something wrong but I will really like to know
Thanks Steemstem


We have not the time to give feedback to everything that we don't upvote. Upvoting takes already a lot of time. There are several reasons for not getting an upvote: you don't comply with our guidelines or we just missed your post (we are humans, curate everything manually and the flow of posts is just huge). For more information, contact our curating team on discord.


That's quite explanatory
I appreciate your time and effort
May God strengthen you guys even more for this work


I was serious, some of us may give feedback if it is nicely asked on discord (but not me as I am already running out of time :p).

Congrats to every great authors that made it, and a big thanks to the steemstem team, you are doing a great work.

Nice Post!

Thank you!!!!
I am very happy that my article was seen by you and passed the test. 😉
I really enjoyed working it out for steemstem!
Thanx for your support!! 💐 Mo*

Wow, wow! this articles looks somehow like a magazine, very creative way to promote posts. It's a great job that you guys have been doing here, keep it up creating and supporting the good content!


We will! :)

Thank you so much for the mention and for the continued support @steemstem! Glad to see the list of authors growing, as that will only improve the quality of articles.

Thanks for keeping steem great.

Alot of spam and alot of recognized authors so it is an important job you do . Would hate to see steem go under. It's a great plattform.

Love the way you get to read about your interests and not only looking at your aunts dinner plate.

Thanks a lot!


Excelente post! muy buena explicación, gracias por compartir!